Supernovae: and How to Observe Them / Edition 1

Supernovae: and How to Observe Them / Edition 1

by Martin Mobberley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387352570

ISBN-13: 9780387352572

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Springer New York

This book is intended for amateur astronomers who are readers of Sky & Telescope magazine or similar astronomy periodicals – or are at least at the same level of knowledge and enthusiasm. Supernovae represent the most violent stellar explosions in the universe. This is a unique guide to supernova facts, and it is also an observing/discovery guide, all in one

Overview

This book is intended for amateur astronomers who are readers of Sky & Telescope magazine or similar astronomy periodicals – or are at least at the same level of knowledge and enthusiasm. Supernovae represent the most violent stellar explosions in the universe. This is a unique guide to supernova facts, and it is also an observing/discovery guide, all in one package. Supernovae are often discovered by amateur astronomers, and the book describes the best strategies for discovering and observing them. Moreover, it contains detailed information about the probable physics of supernovae, a subject which even today is imperfectly understood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387352572
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Astronomers' Observing Guides Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
209
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Supernovae: Physics and Statistics.- Supernova Physics.- Supernovae to Measure the Universe.- Supernovae in Our Neighborhood.- The Top 100 Extragalactic Supernovae.- Supernovae: A Threat to Life on Earth.- Observing and Discovering Supernovae.- Supernovae as Visual Variable Stars.- Supernova Photometry and Light Curves.- Supernova Spectroscopy.- Amateur Supernova Hunting in the 21st Century.- The Discoverers Themselves.- Searching the Messier Galaxies.- Searching the Caldwell Galaxies.- Observing Supernova Remnants.

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